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Aug. 16, 2018

Spanish-American War Explained 120 Years Later

The Spanish-American War was a brief and violent conflict that began when the U.S. intervened on behalf of Cuba's struggle for independence from Spain.

Aug. 13, 2018

MOH Recipient's Heroism Inspires 'Twelve O’Clock High' Novel

Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. John C. Morgan spent more than two hours flying a damaged World War II bomber with one hand on the controls and the other on his injured copilot, who was fighting his every move. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions and the story inspired the novel "Twelve O'Clock High."

Aug. 10, 2018

Navy Engineers Use Robots to Simplify Sailors' Jobs

Navy engineers are researching how robots can be used to make sailors’ jobs simpler on the decks of aircraft carriers by improving efficiency, safety and getting the best out of workloads.

Aug. 10, 2018

It’s the DoD’s Birthday! The Name, Anyway…

Our military has been around for more than 200 years, but the DoD is just turning 69. Why? Click here to find out.

Aug. 9, 2018

Three Ways to Protect Your Health Through Preventive Care

August is Preventive Health Month, an ideal time to address and identify health issues before they worsen to protect you and your family from illness and find ways to fit more exercise and healthy food choices into daily routines.

Aug. 8, 2018

Man Flees Haiti's Paramilitary, Excels in Army

Haitian-born Jean Jeudy decided to give back to the country that granted him asylum by joining the Army. Now, the retired captain plans to return to his native country as a pastor.

Aug. 7, 2018

Drug Monitoring Innovations Help Providers Help Their Patients

Two Military Health System innovations are helping to ensure best practices for patients with pain, and for patients who’ve been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Aug. 6, 2018

Legendary Medal of Honor Pilot Gets Posthumous Rank Advancement

One of the military's most decorated service members recently earned another accolade years after his death.

Aug. 2, 2018

Remains Sent From North Korea not a First for U.S.

As the U.S. accepts possible remains of men killed during the Korean War, the DPAA says similar transfers in the past have helped many families find closure.

July 31, 2018

Airman to Posthumously Receive Medal of Honor

President Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony to Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, who sacrificed his life to save that of his teammates by continuing to fight even after he was wounded in battle in Afghanistan in 2002.